by Mandi Hinrichs
When the world gets a bit too heavy,
I slow down and search for peace
Closing my eyes, I am back on a train through Limburg;
Or in the attic where I read, dust particles dancing across the window.
I imagine laughing and posing near sunflowers on a humid August afternoon,
And conversations that only start to end as the sun rises and the day begins.
Sometimes I don’t need to travel that far in my memory...
My serene moments all have one in common:
Intimacy brings me feelings of peace —
Like the way the sun kisses my back
It’s a lover kissing my shoulder and neck
Peace doesn’t mean everything is better;
It means slowing down to inhale and...
MANDI HINRICHS has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember — scribbling ideas on the back of her paper bag lunches to screenwriting in film school to a career as a copywriter. (Mandi admits that she writes copy for advertising, but poetry for herself.) She finds inspiration in adventure, nostalgia, sunshine, and authentic human stories.
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